Titanium LEGO and Knives

​It's been a little quiet here on the blog lately ...but that's only because we've been busy cranking out products.

Now, a quick confession:

If you've been waiting on a McDangle™ "Mini" Titanium Carabiner or TiCut™ Titanium Utility Blade Knife - then my sincere apologies for the delay. I really have no excuses.

​I've totally dropped the ball on getting these out in a reasonable time-frame - and they are late.

The good news is:

The TiCut™ is shipping now (and we're getting loads of them off the machine every day). The McDangle™ is proving trickier in production than I thought it would be - but we're nearly there (so, if you're waiting for it, then please hold in a little longer - I really appreciate your patience - it will be worth it I promise!).

We sold way, WAY more of the above two products than I thought we would ...and so it's taking longer than I initially thought to get them all out. I have no excuses though - shame on me for being late.

TiCut™ (Behind The Scenes!)

​I'm going to show you some photos below of the making of the TiCut™ Utility Blade Knife.

Here's a look at the "fixture" that holds the TiCut™ parts on the CNC milling machine:

​...and here's some part before they are finished and tumbled:

Titanium LEGO

​A few weeks ago on a Saturday morning...

I had my son Julien design and make a piece of Titanium LEGO from scratch (although, of course, I helped him with water-jet cutting and the actual milling part ...be he did 100% of the designing).

We google and found the dimensions of a standard 2x4 brick and sketched-up a 3D version of our own (we kept the inside plain as we wanted to keep things simple):

​We then cut a water-jet blank to machine the Lego piece from:

​Next we did the CAM work (so the CNC machine knows how and what to cut):

​The titanium block is then clamped and machined:

​And that's it pretty much done:

​Now, you're probably wondering...

Does it fit onto normal Lego?

The answer is ....sort of. We didn't skim off enough on some of it so it's a little tight. A few tweaks and we'd have it sorted. In saying that - it was just a fun project for Julien. 🙂

Flixx™ Knives (Back In Stock!)

​​We've been asked to get these back in stock... (many of those who asked have already bought one already, and even two in some cases, but wanted another one - which is very cool indeed!)

...and we finally have some (we were waiting on some new titanium hardware for them).

The good news is we have a few available here right now:

CLICK HERE to check out the Flixx™ - Titanium Friction Folder Knife right now

The bad news is:

​You're probably not going to get a chance to get this knife again (because I'm not sure if we're going to make it again). Despite it's simplicity... it is a challenge to make to say the least.

​PillPots™ ​(Almost Gone!)

​​As usual, we're stuggling to keep the PillPots™ in stock.

And I think that's all I have for you today. 🙂

  • john says:

    I’d buy a titanium Lego brick.

  • John says:

    My daughter (30+!!) is into Leggo, so yep I would buy one too..

  • bubba berry says:

    yes, I would buy a Lego brick…

  • Michel Brunette says:

    That Lego looks awfully cool, I would like to have one for my collection. Nobody told me I couldn’t collect Legos at 54, so there. How much for this awesome design? Thank you.

  • Mike M. says:

    I vote for the Lego brick. I have a house full of them. Most are not my kids, but mine. AFOL is a huge adult community of Lego nuts like us.

  • Zach says:

    And another vote here for someone willing to buy a titanium lego brick. I literally clicked on your link because of Lego in the title hoping you would be offering it for sale 😀

  • Shannon says:

    Great job getting your son involved with the process, and a little insight into what’s involved in your business. The world needs more parents that take active roles in their children’s education like this. Show them what all the math and science looks like when it’s applied to real world applications.

  • Jed Perlowin says:

    Maybe this is a stupid question, but here goes anyways! Can you make a titanium knife with a titanium blade?

    • Simon Read says:

      You probably could but it wouldn’t be a very useful knife. Titanium is light and strong, but it isn’t hard enough to make a good blade and won’t hold an edge well.

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